‘It’s yo ho NO and a barrel of hard tack for Handler on this one’ – We are Pirates by Daniel Handler

As with Miranda July’s debut novel, The First Bad Man, Daniel Handler’s fifth novel under his own name (in addition to the great many he has written under the name Lemony Snicket) comes emblazoned with cover quotes from people who we want to trust (Neil Gaiman, Dave Eggers, Michael Chabon, Jess Walter, Jennifer Egan) – […]

Posted at 9:00 am on February 11, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

‘Only really scratches the surface’ – The Decision by Britta Bohler

“Holidaying in France at the time the Nazis took control of the government, Mann was soon informed that it would not be safe for him to return to Germany. Instead, he settled with his family in Switzerland, where he began work on the third volume of his epic novel Joseph and his Brothers. In her debut novel The Decision, lawyer Britta Bohler examines Mann’s life in exile, and fraught relationship with the country of his birth” – Thom Cuell reviews The Decision by Britta Bohler

Posted at 9:00 am on February 10, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

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